Philosophy Phridays: The Ant Farm

The Daily Ant hosts a weekly series, Philosophy Phridays, in which real philosophers share their thoughts at the intersection of ants and philosophy. This is the fifth contribution in the series, submitted by Dr. Barry Lam.

Hi-Phi Nation, a new and exciting philosophy podcast, produced this intriguing audio bit for The Daily Ant. It is about 5 minutes long. Enjoy!

Production Credits

The story of Jacob Lomanski is adapted from an episode of the Here Be Monsters podcast produced by Jeff Emtman and Bethany Denton.


  • “Nothing Lasts Forever”, “Intro”, and “Fairytale” by Kai Engel
  • “Waves” and “Labyrinth” by Sergey Cheremisinov

BarryLamDr. Barry Lam is the host and producer of the new story and sound-driven philosophy podcast, Hi-Phi Nation. The ten episode first season is airing now online or on any podcatcher you use. Each week on the show, the podcast starts with a story, and then brings the philosophy out of the story. Barry is a Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vassar College, and Humanities-Writ Large fellow at Duke University.